Alec Martinez

Defense wins championships. It’s a saying as old as hockey itself, but there is truth to this wisdom. A stout defense can both limit the opponent’s scoring chances while placing additional pressure on them in the offensive zone. When a defense is playing near perfection, it also helps ease some of the burdens on both
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Over the last three days, the Vancouver Canucks have lost Chris Tanev and Troy Stecher to the Calgary Flames and Detroit Red Wings respectively. They also lost out on their backup plan of Tyson Barrie, who general manager Jim Benning was in talks with before he signed with the Edmonton Oilers. To make matters worse,
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The Vegas Golden Knights have made their first major move of trade deadline season, acquiring left-handed defenseman Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings. In exchange, the Golden Knights will surrender their 2020 and 2021 second-round draft picks. This trade has been in the works for at least 24 hours, as TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported
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Sharks, Devils and Maple Leafs among the teams interested in Georgiev The Fourth Period: The New York Rangers will listen to calls on goaltender Alexandar Georgiev. It’s believed the San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils, and Toronto Maple Leafs are among the teams with interest. Elliotte Friedman reported on the weekend that the Rangers could
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Scouting the Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers  Dan Kingerski: Scouts listed to attend yesterday’s Penguins-Panthers game: New York Rangers (local scout), New York Islanders, Winnipeg Jets (Director of Scouting), Nashville Predators and the Philadelphia Flyers. Scouting the Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning Murray Pam: Scouts listed to attend Saturday’s Senators-Lightning game: Dallas Stars, Detroit
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Scouting the Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues Dan Kingerski: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Penguins-Blues game: Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings, and the New York Rangers (local). Scouting the Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals Dennis Bernstein: Scouts listed to attend last night’s Kings-Blues game: Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers,
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